Magic Tree House
Junie B. Jones
Money, looks and popularity are the ticket to happiness in high school, or at least that’s what Pittsburgh plain Jane, Annie Nutter thinks. But when one of her dad’s crazy experiments runs amock, with Annie as the guinea pig, she has a chance to find out if her theory is true. Waking up in a parallel universe as a popular, beautiful, rich--but not so nice--Miami high schooler, Ayla Monroe, Annie struggles to fit into this new world. While she’s the queen bee of the high school crowd, Annie, as Ayla, finds friendships are false and family ties tenuous. Mean girls don’t have it all. But when Annie gets a chance to return to her old, unpopular life, will she take it?
Prepared by Julie Fales, Shawnee Mission South High School Journalism Adviser, Overland Park, KS